Diary February 7, 1941

Italian troops surrender

Italian troops surrender to one of Wavell’s ‘Thirty Thousand’.

Diary for Friday, February 7, 1941:

North Africa

BRITISH CAPTURE BENGHAZI. Italians surrender to Wavell‘s forces.
Free French under Leclerc with air support besiege Kufra Oasis, important Italian garrison town and air base in southern Libya.

North African Campaign Losses since December 9, 1940
Soldiers Tanks Guns
Italian 133,295 PoWs 400 850
British, Australian, Indian 555 dead and missing, 1,373 wounded 10 ?
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